Ben River
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Ben River

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Alternative Adult Contemporary


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Ben River @ Ronnie Scott's

Soho, England, United Kingdom

Soho, England, United Kingdom

Ben River @ 93 Feet East

London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

Ben River @ The Half Moon

Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom

Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom

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"‘When The Sun Ate The Moon’ debut EP from Ben River - ‘folk rock in a velvet coat’ (May 19, 2015)"

It’s always a pleasure when a debut recording has something different to offer, and then promises more. Singer-songwriter Ben River has released an EP ‘When The Sun Ate The Moon’ and although ‘folk’ isn’t the first word that jumps to mind, there’s definitely something going on that fits beneath folk’s wide and diverse banner. Without getting mired in any folk-not-folk debate, the words "warmly delivered, carefully constructed, mellow folk rock", come to mind but for brevity I’ll settle for "folk rock in a velvet coat", which pretty much hits it.when the sun ate the moon artwork-front

As well as luscious levels of instrumentation, the major differentiator with this EP is the touching longing that River adds to the overall impression, with a finely pitched, magnetic vocal overlaid on engagingly structured melodies. There’s a trace of vulnerability to his voice that gives the songs a raw simplicity that pulls you into their narratives, whether observational or personal. When you’re listening to the gently thoughtful ‘More Than Words’, hopeful expectation within ‘Light Through The Trees’, sensitive narrative through the enigmatically titled ‘Sheffield/ Tunis’ or the yearning closer ‘You Were There All Along’, that expressive voice adds depth to the wash of instrumentation.

If ‘When The Sun Ate The Moon’ is an accurate and representative taster of River’s capability as singer and songwriter, then there’s every likelihood that his name will become more widely known and his music more widely played. And that’s what any artist would wish for. Find Ben River here: -

"Ben River “When the Sun Ate the Moon” EP"

This EP by Ben River is an emotional roller-coaster of alternative and progressive sounds. This singer/songwriter really really puts his heart on his sleeves as he launches his EP. The native Londoner is also a poet, which clearly comes to light in this lyrical showpiece of his soul. “Light Through the Trees” was my personal favorite, though I truly enjoyed the entire work - Very Cool


Ben River // Live Sessions EP (June 2014)
Ben River // When The Sun Ate The Moon EP (May 2015)
Ben River // Frontier EP (September 2015)
Ben River // Tomorrow's Child EP (December 2015)



Born and raised in west London’s Ladbroke Grove, a melting pot of freaks, junkies and hustlers, bohemians and suits, Ben River quickly knew where his path was taking him, a weird and wonderful musical journey with many characters along the way. The first and second in a trilogy of EP vignettes were released in Spring and Summer of this year, and the third is due out in Winter. 

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